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  1. Remove the single Philips screw securing the disc drive.
    • Remove the single Philips screw securing the disc drive.

    • Pull the disc drive out.

  2. Remove the 22 M2.5x5 Philips screws securing the palmrest to the base. Remove the seven remaining M2x2.5 screws securing the palmrest to the base. Unscrew the two captive screws securing the RAM/HDD door to the base.
    • Remove the 22 M2.5x5 Philips screws securing the palmrest to the base.

    • Remove the seven remaining M2x2.5 screws securing the palmrest to the base.

    • Unscrew the two captive screws securing the RAM/HDD door to the base.

    • This must be done in order to access hidden screws under the hard drive.

    • Under the RAM/HDD door, unscrew the hard drive caddy. Remove the caddy.

    • Remove the three M2.5x5 screws from under where the hard drive was.

  3. Pop the four keyboard clips with a plastic spudger. As you do the first one, pry to get under the keyboard with your hand.
    • Pop the four keyboard clips with a plastic spudger. As you do the first one, pry to get under the keyboard with your hand.

    • Remove the keyboard cable from the motherboard connector.

  4. Remove the palmrest cables from the motherboard connectors. Remove the seven M2.5x5 screws securing the palmrest to the base.
    • Remove the palmrest cables from the motherboard connectors.

    • Remove the seven M2.5x5 screws securing the palmrest to the base.

    • Lift the palmrest.

  5. Use a plastic spudger to get under the CR2032 cell and pry it out carefully.
    • Use a plastic spudger to get under the CR2032 cell and pry it out carefully.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Joseph Sctbunio

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thanks for your help!!!

E P - Reply

I’m happy that my guide helped you!

Joseph Sctbunio -

Lot of screws, wouldn’t even tried this without these instruction.

Thank you.

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Don Endress - Reply

Thanks for the instructions. Computer starts up great now.

jkleinjans - Reply

doresc sa comand pentru Dell Inspiron 17 N7010 BIOS Baterie. 1 bucata. cum se procedeaza?

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